Very true, Sherry Kappel! I guess the people I’m writing about are those with more of a pathological problem with self worth that manifests as self-image problems or dysmorphia. Sadly common among LGBTQ young people — and you’re likely quite correct that it can stem from rejection during formative years.

And of course straight kids aren’t immune.

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